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  • Local volunteer awarded Wisconsin Heroes Award

    DE PERE – Tis’ the season of giving and Sister Helen Keyzer, a volunteer at Unity Hospice, was recognized for her community service she does year round.

    Wisconsin’s First Lady, Tonette Walker, was in De Pere Monday and presented Keyzer with the “Wisconsin Heroes Award.”

    Keyzer has been a volunteer since 1989.

    Most of her volunteer work includes assisting chaplains by providing spiritual support to patients receiving care.

    Mon, 12/22/2014

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  • A brisk walk with the first lady

    More than a dozen area residents braved freezing temperatures Wednesday morning to take a scenic two-mile walk with Wisconsin first lady Tonette Walker around Devil’s Lake State Park.

    The event was the 40th in the Walk with Walker series, which invites people across the state to enjoy walking routes with the first lady.

    Walker, the wife of newly re-elected Gov. Scott Walker, said the family used to camp at the park when sons Matt and Alex were young.

    Wed, 11/12/2014

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  • First Lady Tonette Walker presents Daryl Standafer ‘hero’ award’

    Wisconsin’s first lady, Tonette Walker, presented the Wisconsin Heroes Award to Hudsonite Daryl Standafer during a ceremony at Mama Maria’s Restaurant Wednesday, Oct. 29.

    The monthly award is designed to recognize the heroic and voluntary efforts of Wisconsin residents who help make the state a better place.

    Wed, 11/12/2014

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  • Walker enjoys fall color tour at Timm’s Hill

    First lady Tonette Walker visited Timm’s Hill County Park on Wednesday, Sept. 24 as part of her Walk With Walker hiking series. The visit marked Walker’s 37th walking event in three years, all of which have taken taking place at scenic locations around the state.

    Fri, 10/03/2014

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  • Bearskin and Hiawatha Trails now connected for 32 miles of recreation

    It took 25 years to complete, but last Saturday a ribbon cutting was held to commemorate the connection of the Bearskin and Hiawatha trails in Cassian. With the two trails connected, now bicyclists, snowmobilers and hikers will have 32 miles of uninterrupted trail to walk or ride. Jim Wise, a Tomahawk businessman, was instrumental in getting the project completed. “The Bearskin trail was built in the 1980s and the Hiawatha was completed in 1990,” said Wise.

    Thu, 08/28/2014

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